As an effort to support the evacuees and those affected by fires, the Kamloops Art Gallery is offering free admission to the Gallery for the summer.
Summer exhibitions opening July 15 include Lawren Harris: Canadian Visionary. This exhibition presents a selection of key works from the Vancouver Art Gallery’s permanent collection that collectively trace Harris’ artistic evolution from the early years of the twentieth century, through the groundbreaking work of the Group of Seven period when his work transformed the language of Canadian landscape, and finally to his later experiments in abstraction that reflect his efforts to root his work in a universal language rather than a specific national landscape.
Presented alongside Lawren Harris: Canadian Visionary, AlterNation is comprised of work from the Kamloops Art Gallery permanent collection and supplemented by loans from local and national collections. This exhibition presents contemporary work by a variety of artists that explores how art has been involved in the myth-making and nation-building of Canada, as well as work that challenges the dominant narratives of celebration by highlighting some of the darker histories that are often overlooked in mainstream considerations of Canadian history.
The third exhibition – Expulsion: Panoptic Machine and Feed – presents a new project by local artist and recent Thompson Rivers University graduate Levi Glass in The Cube an on the Open Gallery.
The Gallery is open Monday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays to 9 p.m.